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Ukrainian Proverbs


A crow will never be a falcon.

A friendly word is better than a heavy cake.

A hungry wolf is stronger than a satisfied dog.

A woman’s beauty cannot warm a winter’s night.

Black souls wear white shirts.

Borrowed bread lies heavy on the stomach.

Deficiencies come by the kilo and go by the gram.

Every disadvantage has its advantage.

Fire begins with sparks.

Flies will not land on a boiling pot.

God is looking for those who come to Him.

He is guilty who is not at home.

He who licks knives will soon cut his tongue.

Keep fire away from straw.

Love tells us many things that are not so.

Love thy neighbour, but pull not down thy hedge.

Love will find a way.

Love will find a way. Indifference will find an excuse.

No cook ever died of starvation.

No matter how hard you try the bull will never give milk.

No wind is too cold for lovers.

Only when you have eaten a lemon do you appreciate what sugar is.

Speak highly of the lake, but stay on the bank.

The devil always takes back his gifts.

The devil likes to hide behind a cross.

The earth will cover the doctor’s mistakes.

The fear of death takes away the joy of living.

The lame man laughs at the blind.

The malicious cow disturbs the whole herd.

The obliging fool is worse than an enemy.

There are many lies but barely one truth.

There are no old friendships in business.

To see a friend no road is too long.

Who gives in need, gives double.

Who laughs at you also cries for you.

With a friendly word you get farther than with a club.

You don’t really see the world if you only look through your own window.

Your head is not only for putting a hat on.

Source: proverbatim.com

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